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DIY 1st birthday photo frame

DIY first birthday gift: month-by-month photo frame | www.angelinthenorth.com

Recently the daughter of one of my best friends celebrated a big milestone - her first birthday! My DIY gift to her was this: a pretty boxed frame showing month-by-month how she's grown. Don't you think it's amazing to see, during those precious early months of life, how much children change and grow from scrunched-up newborns ...

What to do in Ilkley?

Toast House cafe, Ilkley, Yorkshire | www.angelinthenorth.com

Some of my girls and I have recently booked to spend another weekend holed up in a cabin in the Yorkshire countryside this summer. You might have read that we did the same thing last year, and it was idyllic. I mean, it rained the whole time, but that kind of made it more fun... Nothing could ...

Living room design ideas

Dark sofas with colourful style via Apartment Therapy

Pretty soon, we'll be ready to start work on destroying renovating the downstairs of our house. So my head is currently whizzing with ideas about how I'd like the living room and kitchen diner to look. Certainly for the lounge, my Pinterest board tells me I'm usually drawn to neutral floors and walls with standout accessories. (via Apartment Therapy) (via ...

Highstreet Outlet

Topshop embellished shoulder yellow jumper.jpg

A little while ago, I was introduced to Highstreet Outlet. It's an online store selling brands like Zara, Topshop, Boden, Dorothy Perkins and Monsoon for a fraction of the price products sell for in the shops. And a lot of it is current season! Highstreet Outlet kindly let me choose a couple of items for review. This lemon ...

Bo Carter: ‘Forgotten Leeds’

Bo Carter fashion boutique

In the couple of years I've been writing this blog, Bo Carter's name has cropped up several times as one of the leading lights in Leeds fashion. She was born in Poland, had a spell in Holland, but moved to the UK 14 years ago and now calls Yorkshire home. "I would definitely call myself Cosmopolitan," she ...

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Yorkshire Three Peaks: Pen-y-ghent | www.angelinthenorth.com

A few weeks ago, you might have read this moving account by one of my best friends Emma about living with a child with a serious illness. Her 18-month-old son Freddie, my godson, has chronic liver disease. Emma talked about how one of the ways she and her family have coped since the diagnosis has been to ...

Advintageous vintage fair

Advintageous Spring Vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I didn't keep quiet about how much I loved the Advintageous vintage fair when it came to Wakefield last spring. It brought a usually tired and quiet shopping centre to life with dancing, foot-tapping, victory rolls and red lipstick. So I was keen to go back this year and, as luck would have it (or perhaps good ...

Mother’s Day afternoon tea

Marmalade on the Square tea room Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. I took my mum for afternoon tea at a gorgeous tea room that opened a few months ago in Wakefield. Marmalade on the Square is housed in a rather fabulous three storey corner building that is more than 100 years old. Inside it's prettily decked out with shabby chic ...

DIY ‘home sweet home’ banner

DIY Home Sweet Home fabric banner | www.angelinthenorth.com

Hillarys Blinds are running a brilliant competition at the moment and this DIY fabric banner is my entry. Bloggers could choose from four fabrics from Hillarys' new Country Retreat range - I chose the pretty painterly 'Calluna' - and we received a square metre for a craft project. That's not all: the winner gets £1,000! Told you it was ...

What’s on in March and April

Advintageous spring vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

Spring is a great time to be getting out and about to events and I wanted to give you a heads up on a few things happening in the north in the next few weeks that have caught my eye. I'm hoping to get to them all so if you are too, say hi! Advintageous spring vintage ...

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